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Pictures of flooding by the Thames in Abingdon in July 2007

The River Thames, 23-25 July 2007

 

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Abingdon Meadow as seen from Tithe Farm on the evening of 23 July 2007.
The meadow is completely covered by floodwaters and edged in the distance
by a row of boats moored along what should have been the river’s edge.

 

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The view to the south of Abingdon Bridge on the evening of 23 July 2007
as river levels continue to rise.
The boats are moored to the actual river bank and surrounded by water on both sides,
and are shored up with poles to keep them from drifting landside.

 

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The River Thames, looking north from Abingdon Bridge on 24 July 2007.
The boats are moored along the river bank and trying to stay there,
hence the scaffolding buttresses to keep them from drifting across the meadow.
The normal course of the river is to left.

 

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The view to the south.
The boats are those seen above and moored to the bank surrounded by water on both sides, except where the land rises towards the bridge, and are shored up to keep them from drifting landside.

 

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Brick Alley, St Helens Wharf as seen from Abingdon Bridge on 24 July 2007,
showing the water level to be just about at pavement level.

 

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Marooned boats in Abingdon Meadow as seen from Abingdon Bridge, 24 July 2007

 

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The towpath south of Abingdon Bridge,
25 July 2007

 

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The Mill Stream at the Upper Reaches on 25 July 2007.
The water level is almost up to the top of the bridge arches.

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